Archive | September 2014

Thankful For It

Choose positivity today. If you're struggling to be thankful for what you have, think for a moment and be thankful for what you've escaped.

Choose positivity today. If you’re struggling to be thankful for what you have, think for a moment and be thankful for what you’ve escaped.

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You are Blessed

Consider how very fortunate you are. Consider it every day. The more you count your blessings, the more blessings there will be to count.

Consider how very fortunate you are. Consider it every day. The more you count your blessings, the more blessings there will be to count.

The Goodness in You

Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your heart for love.

Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your heart for love.

From The Inside Out

If you want to attract happy, positive things... become a happy, positive person! Work from the inside out! ~Mandy Hale

If you want to attract happy, positive things… become a happy, positive person! Work from the inside out! ~Mandy Hale

Who is Happy? The Peacock and The Crow

Who is Happy? The Peacock and The Crow  A crow lived in the forest and was absolutely satisfied in life. But one day he saw a swan. “This swan is so white,” he thought, “and I am so black. This swan must be the happiest bird in the world.”  He expressed his thoughts to the swan. “Actually,” the swan replied, “I was feeling that I was the happiest bird around until I saw a parrot, which has two colors. I now think the parrot is the happiest bird in creation.” The crow then approached the parrot. The parrot explained, “I lived a very happy life until I saw a peacock. I have only two colors, but the peacock has multiple colors.”  The crow then visited a peacock in the zoo and saw that hundreds of people had gathered to see him. After the people had left, the crow approached the peacock. “Dear peacock,” the crow said, “you are so beautiful. Every day thousands of people come to see you. When people see me, they immediately shoo me away. I think you are the happiest bird on the planet.”  The peacock replied, “I always thought that I was the most beautiful and happy bird on the planet. But because of my beauty, I am entrapped in this zoo. I have examined the zoo very carefully, and I have realized that the crow is the only bird not kept in a cage. So for past few days I have been thinking that if I were a crow, I could happily roam everywhere.”  That’s our problem too. We make unnecessary comparison with others and become sad. We don’t value what God has given us. This all leads to the vicious cycle of unhappiness. Learn to be happy in what you have instead of looking at what you don’t have. There will always be someone who will have more or less than you have. Person who is satisfied with what he/she has, is the happiest person in the world.

Who is Happy? The Peacock and The Crow

A crow lived in the forest and was absolutely satisfied in life. But one day he saw a swan. “This swan is so white,” he thought, “and I am so black. This swan must be the happiest bird in the world.”

He expressed his thoughts to the swan. “Actually,” the swan replied, “I was feeling that I was the happiest bird around until I saw a parrot, which has two colors. I now think the parrot is the happiest bird in creation.” The crow then approached the parrot. The parrot explained, “I lived a very happy life until I saw a peacock. I have only two colors, but the peacock has multiple colors.”

The crow then visited a peacock in the zoo and saw that hundreds of people had gathered to see him. After the people had left, the crow approached the peacock. “Dear peacock,” the crow said, “you are so beautiful. Every day thousands of people come to see you. When people see me, they immediately shoo me away. I think you are the happiest bird on the planet.”

The peacock replied, “I always thought that I was the most beautiful and happy bird on the planet. But because of my beauty, I am entrapped in this zoo. I have examined the zoo very carefully, and I have realized that the crow is the only bird not kept in a cage. So for past few days I have been thinking that if I were a crow, I could happily roam everywhere.”

That’s our problem too. We make unnecessary comparison with others and become sad. We don’t value what God has given us. This all leads to the vicious cycle of unhappiness. Learn to be happy in what you have instead of looking at what you don’t have. There will always be someone who will have more or less than you have. Person who is satisfied with what he/she has, is the happiest person in the world.

Your Options

Until you believe you have options, you’ll continue to feel stuck. ~Sean Stephenson

Until you believe you have options, you’ll continue to feel stuck. ~Sean Stephenson

It’s What You Have

You make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing. ~Kate Morton

You make a life out of what you have, not what you’re missing. ~Kate Morton